Talk:Atmospheric domeEdit

Is there any known difference between an Atmospheric dome and a Pressure dome? If not, I suggest to redirect one to the other, and make the remaining article an article about domes in general, not one specific instance thereof. In that case, the image could also be changed, see: File talk:Atmospheric dome.jpg. -- Cid Highwind 21:21, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

I agree. I will make the change. Federation 04:11, 17 October 2006 (UTC)


I feel that this article needs to be split into two -- biosphere and pressure dome. This is because I am uncomfortable with the fact that the article refers to species 8472's biosphere as space-bound when the article says above that biosphere are planet-based -- something taken from the pressure dome article. Biosphere is a general term used to refer to an area where life exists, whether it be on a planet (like earth), space station, vessle, or pressure dome. Pressure domes are specific to planets and astroids. Federation 03:47, 20 October 2006 (UTC)

I might suggest the term with regards to a planet's biosphere be linked here, as there were references in DS9: "For the Uniform", VOY: "The Thaw", "11:59", TNG: "Home Soil", "The Chase". Whereas the other type of biosphere, defined in this article, is referenced in VOY: "11:59", "Displaced" and TNG: "The Masterpiece Society". In "Displaced" it was referred to as a self-contained biosphere, while the term "pressure dome" was mentioned in TOS: "I, Mudd" and "atmospheric dome" was mentioned in DS9: "In Purgatory's Shadow". A third "dome" reference was mentioned in TOS: "Whom Gods Destroy", simply called an "asylum dome" or "protective dome." I might suggest that we move this page to either the red link I made above or something like artificial biosphere to differentiate it from the "natural biosphere". --Alan del Beccio 05:33, 1 February 2008 (UTC)
That seems to make sense to me. Have links to the two in the biosphere article itself, and separate them all out nicely. -- Sulfur 19:40, 9 February 2008 (UTC)